Pros and cons of dating in the workplace
Like Friedman, I never suffered any personal disasters because of it, just a few moments of personal anxiety that I recovered from.But what is dating if not a series of personal anxieties?
This is usually the case in a supervisor to supervisee relationship.Yes, you might find love at work, but you don’t want to lose your job over it. Despite it being more convenient for 20-something women who are trying to make “serious strides in [their careers] before [they have] to make tough decisions about marriage and kids” to find potential suitors in the office, Friedman thinks that having a “co-worker-boyfriend hybrid” remains a bad idea.And, it could get inappropriate fast if you are someone’s boss and begin seeing them romantically.You don’t want to be accused of showing favoritism.Make sure that he is a hard worker before you take it to the next level. Being with someone 8 hours a day, and then seeing them at night can be a lot of togetherness.
Make sure that you don’t mind being around him more than most couples.
Or, wasting work hours talking when you should be working.
If you do start dating someone from the office, you might want to keep it under wraps until it’s more serious.
This goes for when you are dating and if you break up.
People in your office might not know how to treat you if you are together.
Though many of us have heard the advice to start out as friends before you date someone, we don’t tend to heed it.